As one academy prepares for a big meeting in Los Angeles, the Mississippi Academy of Sciences headed to Hattiesburg for their own last week.
University of Mississippi Medical Center faculty, staff and students attended the Academy's 80th annual meeting Feb. 18-19 in the Thad Cochran Center at the University of Southern Mississippi.
This year's meeting was a great success with record attendance, says Dr. Ham Benghuzzi, professor of clinical health sciences and executive director of MAS.
“There were more than 750 meeting attendees representing all universities and colleges in the state,” Benghuzzi said. “The increase in abstracts and attendance is a reflection of how hard each of the division chairs worked.”
The mission of MAS is three-fold: to foster communication among scientists, promote science education and provide expertise to the wider state community.
Researchers from across the state gathered to present their work through posters and talks, representing the sciences from agriculture to zoology.
UMMC brought its biomedical and health sciences expertise to the event, not only as workshop leaders and featured speakers, but also with award-winning student posters.